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A Common Northeast OH Short Sale Negotiation Mistake: Not Learning The Buyer’s Motivation

Northeast OH – Despite what you have been told price isn’t the only reason people buy. Maybe they really like a certain feature in your home.

They might be willing to pay more because of that feature. Sometimes they might even absolutely love that feature.

They have been home hunting for a while and finally found a home that met their needs completely. That means they are willing to pay more for your home.

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If you meet the buyers, then ask them why they are buying a home. They might tell you that they are being transferred and have to find a home by a certain date. If you know that, you will be able to negotiate a higher sales price.

Your agent needs to probe for the buyer’s motivation every chance they get. If the buyers have an agent, then they need to probe that agent for information.

“Why do the buyers like this home”, “Where are they moving from”, and “How does this home compare to other homes” are some of the questions they should be asking. No, they shouldn’t be asking them as bluntly as that.

But, you can often find the answers in a roundabout way. For example, your realtor could say, “They will love our town because of the X (insert a unique feature of your town.) Do they have an X where they live now?”

That will start the conversation about where they are moving from. You can learn a lot from what the other realtor says.

It can really help with the negotiations. You would be amazed at what some people will tell you.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (440) 348-5500

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Thanks for reading this, Andy Morris.

Andy is a Real Estate Broker at Realty Trust Services.

Phone: (440) 348-5500.

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